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May 15, 1973
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Approved For Release 2 'k"k IA-RDP75B00380R000600040014-1 ~ .t i 15 May 1973 NSC Declassification/Release Instructions on File SUBJEC'C Security Clearance Standards for Members of Congress and Staffs For your response to the White House, the Agency security clearance standards for members of Congress and staffs are as follows: Members of Congress There are no security clearance requirements for members of Congress. Classified information provided, however, is limited to that necessary to the committee's responsibility of the requesting :member . Staff Member s Staff members of our oversight subcommittees (House and Senate Appropriations and Armed Services) are processed for Top Secret clearance through the Department of Defense. Clearance standards meet Executive Order 10450. Security clearance far access to CIA classified information is based upon certification of the Defense clearance. Security clearance for access to Agency compartmented sensitive information is also granted on the basis of a certified Top Secret Defense clearance. This certification must also meet the security clearane~e standards under DCID 1/14 w.hic.h establishes community personnel security standards for access to compartmented intelligence. Attachment, security clearance forms E2 IMPDE T CL BY SIGNER Approved For Rel1/01:CIA-RDP75B00380R000600040014-1 Approved For Release 2001/11/01 :CIA-RDP75B00380R000600040014-1 May 9, 1973 MEIvIORANDUM ~'OR: MEMBERS Off' THE INTERAGENCY GLASSLFICATION REVIEW COMMITTEE FROM; ~ RICHARD C. TUF`ARO1~~~ INFORMATION F' OR SEN.A TE SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS Today Dr. Rhoads testified on behalf of the ICRC before the Sexzate Sub committee on Intergovernmental Relations. Senator Lawton. Chiles chaired the meeting and it seemed to go very well. Several questions were asked about which we were unable to furnish information. Senator Ghiles requested that we submit it for the record. Accordingly, tit would be appreciated if you could pull together material ar, the .following points: I. The number of individuals specifically designated for declassification work after June 1, 1972, the establishment of additional departmental slots for this purpose, and requests for appropriations to carry out this work. 2., Departmental policy or guidance on security clearance standards for Members of Congress and their staffs and copies of any clearance forms uf:ilized in granting them access to classified informa- tion. It would be appreciated if you could furnish this information in writing by the close of business on Tuesday, May 15th. Approved For Release 2001/11/01 :CIA-RDP75B00380R000600040014-1 I L_ ] 1JNc.LASSIF1EDAppro u Ff~lEt~e~se 3001/11/01 :CIA-~7~B00380R0006000~0014-1 ,_~____~ USE 0 ~~ LY ~ou~o~vG ~~? Epee?~:? s~ _ . SUBJECT: (Optional' 25X A FROM: 25 1A DATE RECEIVED FORWARDED TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) OFFICER'S INITIALS For your coordination. 25X1A 3 25X~A OGG, is ~ preparing the Agency's response ,' to Tufaro's letter (Attached), ` Attached is our response to paragraph 2. ~ We also propose forwarding the attached security clearance forms. Atta c.hrnent Approved For 15 May 1973 I'f)RM % 7 ~ USE PREVIpUS 3 #~':